We’re Headed For Bumbershoot!
Project Rhythm Seed is pleased to announce that we are headed for Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in downtown Seattle. While music festivals have proliferated in the past decade, the 41-year-old Bumbershoot remains unique in its approach, stressing discovery and variety in its music programming as well as a broad spectrum of comedy, theater, visual arts, dance and film offerings. This year’s festival takes place over three days, September 3rd, 4th and 5th.
The Mainstage will once again feature two multi-act performances each day, with artists including blue-eyed soul legends Daryl Hall & John Oates, rising hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa and popular singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs, as well as indie rock sensations Broken Social Scene, Fitz and The Tantrums and hometown heroes The Presidents of the United States of America, The Lonely Forest, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
“While there are plenty of changes this year, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to offering the most diverse festival lineup around,” says Chris Porter, Programming Director for One Reel. “Regardless of your age or tastes, there’s an artist appearing at Bumbershoot that will appeal to you.” This year, patrons will have the chance to catch Grammy-winning blues singer Mavis Staples and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as well as such varied artists as The Kills, Over The Rhine, Eyehategod, Butthole Surfers and local up-and-comers Shabazz Palaces, Campfire Ok and Yuni in Taxco.
Project Rhythm Seed is in the process of setting up interviews with many of the bands appearing at this year’s Bumbershoot. So stay tuned for more information and a unique perspective from the 2011 Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. See below for a complete schedule of artists.
Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with Vusi Mahlasela / Minus the Bear / Mavis Staples /
Little Dragon / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / STRFKR / Shabazz Palaces /
Warpaint / MarchFourth Marching Band / Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible /
Eyehategod / Väsen / Champagne Champagne / Astronautalis / PS I Love You /
Yuni in Taxco / Campfire Ok / Meklit Hadero / Caleb Klauder Country Band /
Craft Spells / Valient Thorr / Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders / Pickwick / Red Fang /
Scribes / Wagons / Shelby Earl / Free the Robots / Witchburn / Nice Nice /
Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet / Emancipator / Tomten / Pezzner /
LawnChair Generals / The Great Mundane / Natasha Kmeto / DJ Nordic Soul
Wiz Khalifa with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Broken Social Scene with The Lonely Forest /
The Kills / Butthole Surfers / Carbon Leaf / Leon Russell / Toro Y Moi / Anti-Flag /
Das Racist / Vetiver / Jessica Lea Mayfield / Dam-Funk / Atari Teenage Riot /
NoMeansNo / Tennis / Thee Oh Sees / Mad Rad / The Jim Jones Revue /
School of Seven Bells / Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band / Davila 666 /
AgesandAges / Wayne Horvitz Café Paloma Band / Kore Ionz / Sol / Whalebones /
Allen Stone / Massy Ferguson / Tycho / Thomas Marriott’s Human Spirit / Kaylee Cole /
Com Truise / HTRK / Lusine / Gail Pettis Quartet / Kasey Anderson and The Honkies /
Shigeto / The Sight Below / DJ Justin Timbreline
Daryl Hall & John Oates with Fitz and The Tantrums / The Reverend Horton Heat /
Over the Rhine / Phantogram / Grant Lee Buffalo / Urge Overkill / Charles Bradley /
Vendetta Red / Sharon Van Etten / Dennis Coffey / Head Like a Kite / YACHT /
Greensky Bluegrass / Quadron / Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils / Grand Hallway /
You Am I / Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside / My Goodness / LAKE / Beat Connection /
Purity Ring / Truckasaurus / Ravenna Woods / Curtains For You / Lemolo / SPLATINUM /
Legendary Oaks / Mash Hall / The Horde and The Harem / 214 / WD4D / Ill Cosby /